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Black and Bleu Burgers

October 5, 2011 updated June 16, 2021

Treat the family to these grilled Black and Bleu Burgers topped with sweet caramelized onions and filled with sharp crumbled bleu cheese. They’re a spectacular way to amp up the flavors of your burger grilling menu year-round.
Black and Bleu Burgers with fries

Restaurant Quality Black and Bleu Burgers

I dare say, that hot dogs and hamburgers like these black and bleu burgers, are tied for the number one spot of all- time Summer grilling favorites. In backyards all over our country, home chefs are hard at work, developing their own special techniques for cooking the perfect burger. Burgers can be done every way you can imagine, and quite a few you probably can’t. Imagine, that is. The sky’s the limit with mix-ins and seasoning variations.

how to make Black and Bleu Burgers

Black and Bleu Burger with Caramelized Onions

This blackened burger is filled with the robust flavor of blue cheese. The addition of just a few simple ingredients and this blackened blue cheese burger takes ground beef to the level of a steak. The sweet caramelized onions are the perfect topping for this steak on a bun.
  • Mix the burgers up in advance and let them chill for a bit to allow the flavors to marry.
  • You can grill these burgers over gas, charcoal or on a grill pan indoors. The same cooking time applies, and you can always utilize an instant read thermometer to cook to your desired level of doneness.
  • You may enjoy a drizzle of Special Burger Sauce to take these burgers to another level.
plated Black and Bleu Burger with caramelized onions

Other Burger Recipes to Try

Other than an all American cheeseburger, we have many burger variations that we love to make. A few mentions that can be found in the MSSK recipe index:

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Black and Blue Burgers

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Stand time5 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Beef, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black-and-bleu-burgers, blackened-cheese-burgers
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 lb ground sirloin [90/10]
  • 1 lb ground chuck [85/15]
  • 6 oz blue cheese crumbles (plus additional for serving)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp blackened seasoning blend plus additional for seasoning prior to grilling [i.e. Zatarain's]
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Caramelized Onions:
  • 1 jumbo sweet onion i.e. Vidalia
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • To serve:
  • Toasted buns and additional toppings such as lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise as desired for serving


  • Place ground sirloin, ground chuck, bleu cheese, water, Worcestershire sauce, blackened seasoning and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix using your hands then form into 3/4 inch thick patties. Refrigerate on a platter covered with plastic wrap for 1-2 hours prior to grilling.
  • To prepare: Oil the grates of the grill and heat the grill to medium-high. Remove burgers from fridge 15 minutes prior to grilling. Season liberally on both sides with additional blackened seasoning.
  • Place burgers on grill cooking to your desired level of doneness. For medium about 4 minutes on each side. For well done, around 6 minutes on each side or until the juices run clear. Depending on the thickness of burgers.
  • To make the onions: Meanwhile, in a stove top pan, heat vegetable or olive oil with onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to simmer on low heat for 15 minutes or until they start to brown. Add balsamic vinegar, mix well. Keep warm until assembling burgers.
  • To assemble: Divide onions and additional bleu cheese crumbles evenly between burgers.
  • Serve on toasted buns with additional toppings of choice.


The amount of grilling time for the burgers depends on how thick the burgers are made. If you prefer a well done burger make the burgers thinner making it easier to cook to well done. If a medium burger is your preference make the burger thicker, and cook accordingly.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1106mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 4mg
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